The BBC has a couple of podcasts on the rise of the city – possibly an important concept to understand if some of the more recent urban fantasy is to be understood!!! …
The City Part Two
Thu, 1 Apr 10, Duration: 43 mins
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of the city. Guests include Peter Hall, Tristram Hunt and Ricky Burdett.
The City Part One
Thu, 25 Mar 10, Duration: 43 mins
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the rise of the city, from its Bronze Age origins to 1800. With Peter Hall, Julia Merritt and Greg Woolf.
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Thu, 28 Sep 00
Duration: 42 mins
The history of London from its Neolithic origin to the digitalised capital city of today. With Peter Ackroyd, Claire Tomalin and Iain Sinclair.
The City in the 20th Century
Thu, 12 Nov 98
Duration: 28 mins
Melvyn Bragg looks at the innovative developments of the city in the 20th century. With Doreen Massey and Peter Hall.